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Aug 4, 2008 05:22 PM

What to Put in "Welcome to America Basket"

My brother has been dating a girl he met in Korea on and off for about 5 years...They started to get serious that last time he went to visit and now she is coming to visit the US for the first time tomorrow...I thought it would be nice to have a basket of goodies to welcome her when we pick her up at the airport. Any suggestions on what I should put in it?

I was thinking about baking some cookies or brownies, but am feeling a bit too exhausted to do that...


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  1. It's more traditional to give items that are traditional to the area, so you may want to come up with something that will give your brother's girlfriend a flavor for your region.

    1. Well, apple pie is the obvious answer, but perhaps consider Twinkies, Campbell's soup, Doritos, Coca-Cola, (I know, I'm naming a bunch of junk, but welcome to America), Hershey bars, Kellogs cereal, American cheese (heehee), Budweiser, Jack Daniel's or Jim Beam, McDonald's coupons, Wonder bread, Skippy peanut butter, Welch's jelly.........

      1. Rice Krispie treats! There is something all american about

        1. 1) Go to Pike's Place Market
          2) Buy some regional food that you and your family enjoy
          3) Hopefully some of it will appeal to the korean palate.